Carlton Man Faces Hearing Related to DUI, Meth Charges

| December 30, 2018

FRENCHCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for a 23-year-old man who is accused of driving while under the influence of methamphetamine and other drugs in Frenchcreek Township.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for Dakota Joseph Oelkrue, of Carlton, Mercer County, Pa., is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, in Venango County Central Court.

He faces the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance – Schedule 2 or 3 – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance – Metabolite – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Failure To Carry Registration, Summary
– Driving While Operator Privilege Suspended Or Revoked, Summary
– Operating Vehicle without Required Financial Responsibility, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary

He remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $15,000.00 monetary bail.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:59 p.m. on June 30, Troopers Miller and Cole, of Franklin-based State Police, were dispatched to assist the Waterways Conservation Officers on Deer Creek Road, along French Creek, in French Creek Township, Venango County.

Waterways Conservations Officers related that they were conducting a special assignment in the area along French Creek, and they were packing up when a white Kia Niro pulled in to the pull off area along Deer Creek Road.

The complaint states that Officer Cole approached the driver of the vehicle, and the odor of marijuana was observed.

The driver – identified as Dakota Oelkrue – allegedly related that he had been smoking marijuana.

Oelkrue was also found to be in possession of approximately 10 grams of a white granular substance believed to be crystal meth, along with other drug paraphernalia, according to the complaint.

Oelkrue submitted to SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing), and he showed signs of intoxication.

As a result of the investigation, it was discovered that Oelkrue was driving a vehicle while amphetamine, methamphetamine, and THC were in his system, the complaint states.

He was arraigned at 6:55 p.m. on December 21 in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office and then lodged in the Venango County Jail on $15,000.00 monetary bail.

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